Research Medical Center
November 07, 2016

Research Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—announced today that Emergency Room Director Robyn Miller, RN, MSN, has been named Nurse of the Year by Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) of Greater Kansas City Chapter. A dynamic clinician with more than 15 years of emergency and trauma care experience, Miller is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality care for patients and their families, which includes quick evaluation of stroke patients and that 100 percent of cardiac patients are evaluated and prepped within the national standard of 90 minutes.  Research Medical Center—among top performing hospitals in the national for emergency and trauma care—also has 39-minute average door-to-needle stroke reversal medicine time, which is faster than the national average of 60 minutes. 

Miller also has responsibility for maintaining a safe and positive work environment for all Emergency Room staff.

Regarded as a collaborative leader among her peers, Miller has been with Research Medical Center since 2011, serving as Assistant Emergency Room Director and most recently as Emergency Room Director.

“Robyn consistently demonstrates a positive attitude, sets the standard to treat every patient who comes into the Research Medical Center Emergency Room with courtesy and respect and faces challenges in emergent situations with grace and poise,” says Research Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jackie DeSouza-Van Blaricum. “Robyn is also a mentor for student nurses and displays the confidence of a natural leader. She exemplifies our dedication of high-quality, compassionate care to patients and their families.”

“It is an honor to work with patients and their families in their greatest time of need,” Miller says. “Along with my colleagues, we are able to deliver the right care at the right time at the right place, with compassion and dignity.”

Miller earned a bachelor of science in exercise science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and a bachelor of science in nursing from Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. She received a master of science in nursing-leadership and management from Western Governors University Missouri in Kansas City, Mo.

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